Firefighting, Fireground Safety

Hear Mayday Call in St. Paul (MN) Firefighter’s Near Miss

Hear audio of a Mayday transmitted by a St. Paul (MN) firefighter during a near miiss at a fire call last month.

Firefighters responding to a house fire on St. Albans Street in January had to leap into action to save one of their own when Firefighter Jeff Black fell through a hole on the first floor. He managed to hold on to avoid falling into the burning basement, and was rescued by another firefighter, Ian Nash. Black was recently released from the hospital, and spoke to reporters in the video below.

Video courtesy of KSTP.

For more on Maydays on the fireground, read Your Mayday–Use It or Lose it, Rapid Intervention vs. Technical Rescue: Knowing the Difference Can Save Your Life, Firefighter Training Drill: Troubleshooting Fireground Operations (Activated PASS Device), National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Being Ready for the Mayday, National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Preventing the Mayday, Fire Training Drill: The Survival Essentials – The Mayday, and National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Mayday, RIT Preparedness, Floor Collapse.